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From: Doug McDonald <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Private Databases, Semi-Private Databases, Public Databases,and Super-Public Data
Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 08:50:39 -0600
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> It is really up to who paid for the test as to how public he/she wants
> to be with their data.
I'm the assistant administrator of the Clan Donald. That's
a title ... actually I'm the number cruncher and soon to be
main data host. Mark MacDonald is the key person who
digs up the people to test.
We've of course got "sensitive" subjects (not in a
psychological sense, of course, necessarily, but Clan-politically).
I worry ... I don't know how much Mark does ... about the possibility
of a nasty political surprise. If I were running things, a prime
imperative would be how to make sure that nobody knows of these,
especially me! (The way it is now, with me only as assistant, this is
automatic). That way I could in good consicence say that we have a
remarkably good record of fidelity.
How to do this? Actually, now with the Genographic Project, it's
trivial. An administrator can simply say "If you are the least bit
afraid of an NPE ... **OR** if you have a paper trail back to Somerled,
even if you are SURE it is good, don't consent to join our FTDNA
project, but pay the $95 to the NGS for their test. Don't tell me.
If you match, just enroll in our project from the NGS. If you don't ...
if I ever contact you again, don't say you tested, just waffle. I'll
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